Semi accident stalls Avon traffic |

Semi accident stalls Avon traffic

J.K. Perry
Shane Macomber/Vail DailyMiles of traffic slowly crawls throughHighway 6 on Avon Monday after I-70 was closed due to a crash involving a semi truck that hit two other cars, police said.

AVON ” A speeding semi truck jackknifed on Interstate 70 Monday afternoon, crashing into another vehicle and causing traffic backups on the interstate and Avon roads, Avon police reported.

The westbound semi hit a vehicle, which then hit another vehicle. Near the time of the accident, rain drenched upper valley roads.

Injuries were reported, but the extent of the injuries was not immediately available.

The Colorado State Patrol diverted vehicles off west I-70 at Avon while the Colorado Department of Transportation blocked entrance onto the interstate at the same exit.

The closure severely congested downtown Avon streets and backed up traffic on I-70 into Eagle-Vail for over an hour.

Staff Writer J.K. Perry can be reached at 748-2928 or

Vail, Colorado

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